Although MAF Club does not use Chinese calendar for its events, the Year of Ox has arrived on the opening night of the tournament. In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its positive hardworking role in agriculture. Thus, Mafia players congratulated each other and played even harder than before, like toreadors.
25 participants from Maf Clubs around the country - Miami, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and of course, Los Angeles played 10 games in the first round on February 12 and 13. The best 10 players played THREE FINAL games on February 14.
The award ceremony and the post-Award party took place immediately after the third FINAL game. The tournament ended on a more romantic date - Valentine's Day.
And again, 4th year in a row, a representative of the host Maf Club won the tournament. Artur Grigoryan won the 4th WILD WILD WEST Mafia Cup and received the traditional Gold Badge of Sheriff and a certificate of entry to the 10th Annual MAF World Cup in Las Vegas ($555 value).